Jerome Clementz - Bike Check - Cannondale Jekyll

Jérôme Clementz was in the I-MTB Tuscany trail areas for a few days last week, thumb shooting and riding. We managed a quick bike check to see what he is running this year and what we will be getting in the future.

Cannondale Jekyll with fox pull-shock and Rock Shox Lyrik fork.

Ghetto use of a new Grip Shift unit as a shock controller with WTB grips and Reverb controller. A very tidy control package on the Truativ bar and stem.

XO 2013 brake set.

The speed controlling end of the bar.

Jerome uses 180 mm discs, not the newish 170mm discs rumoured to be out soon.

2013 mech with clutch, Sram XO mechanism designed to stop chain slap.

Latest Rock Shox Lyrik 170 mm travel fork with custom setup inside.

Tubeless WTB tires to save weight on Mavic rims and Hubs.

All in all an interesting setup with a a few blackbox parts for 2013, probably the most interesting feature was how he had setup his rear shock with a Grip Shift from 2013 to make shock control super easy to do. We tried rotating it a bit and it was super precise, we were warned not to over rotate it as it uses only two of the click stops, highlighting the super personalisation of the bike. The frame, a carbon version, had no customisation and according to Jerome this is his training bike…nice training bike!


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